University of Birmingham Dubai Virtual Q&A Session – November 2019

Find out more about what it is like to study at a global top 100 university.

Join our online Q&A session that gives you the opportunity to speak to our Programme Heads, Professors and Recruitment Specialists about our outstanding undergraduate, postgraduate and foundation programmes.

A full list of programmes available at our Dubai campus can be found here

Please note that during the chat session your question will not show up in the chat window until it has been answered. We will try to answer each question as soon as we can, however during busy periods this can take a little longer.

The live sessions will take place 12pm-1:30pm UK time (GMT)

Speaker profiles

  • Karen Brodie

    Lecturer for PGCE Primary Education

  • Sachin Dessai

    Programme Director, Engineering Foundation Year Programme

  • Dr Farrukh Hafeez

    Programme Director of Mechanical Engineering

  • Dr. UmmeSalma Husein

    Programme Director BSc (Hons)Business Management

  • Dr Mei-Na Liao

    Programme Director for International Business Management

  • Dr Kashif Rajpoot

    Programme Director for Computer Science Dubai

  • Dr Sheikh Selim

    Programme Director of BSc Economics

  • Naomi Britton

    Marketing Officer - University of Birmingham Dubai

Q&A Archive

These were the questions asked during the University of Birmingham Dubai Virtual Q&A Session – November 2019 live event.
Shakira asked:

I have ielts 5 overall. Can I apply?

Naomi replied:

Hi Shakira,

Unfortunately for our foundation programmes we require IELTS 5.5 in each component. But you still have plenty of time to study and retake your IELTS for September 2020! You can apply for one of our programmes now and you will be issued with a conditional offer.

Adel Almoghadawi asked:

I am looking for Master degree in MBA 1- what is the method of study (lectures-long distance). Is there any branch in middel East. 2- Right now, I am stay in saudi arabia. How many times I have attended at university? 3- Total tuition fees and the method of payments. it is devided to many payments or once a time.

Naomi replied:

Hello Adel,

Thank you for your message we don’t currently offer an MBA programme, the closest programme we offer would be MSc International Business which can be taken part-time but unfortunately not distance learning. You would still be required to attend classes on campus twice a week for the part-time programme. Our tuition fees are paid in three installments throughout the academic year.

Jammy asked:

I have a BTEC level 3 extended diploma in business and want to apply to Economics and ICT. Is it possible?

Naomi replied:

Hello Jammy

Yes you can apply for our BSc Economics with a BTEC Level 3 Diploma, we would require grades of DDD.

Hayford asked:

please can you breif on accommodation

Naomi replied:

Hello Hayford,
You can find information about accommodation near the campus here: they are located approximately 15 minutes away from us and there are shuttle buses which will take you to and from the campus.

Hanan asked:

I would like to talk with Dr. Umsalma about my proposal in phd in management

Naomi replied:

Hello Hanan,

At present we do not offer PhD’s at the Dubai campus, however you are welcome to contact UmmeSalma who can advise you on relevant colleagues in the Birmingham Business School in the UK. Her email address is: